The Mountain West has a pair of national cable contracts with CBS Sports and FOX Sports. Each partner retains the right to air up to 23 games in their primary packages.
CBS Sports is considered to be the "primary" TV partner. They will be able to choose the top seven football games each year, then alternate
with FOX Sports for the rest of their picks. CBS Sports must air at least three games on their broadcast network and has retained the right
to air an additional ten games after each partner selects their 23 games. The extra ten games can air on CBS, CBS Sports Network or the
CBS All-Access streaming service. Up to five games can air on Friday nights, which does not include games airing on special dates like
Labor Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, etc. CBS Sports also has rights to Boise St.'s four MW road games.
FOX Sports's package includes the rights to Boise St. home games and the conference's football championship game. The conference championship
can air on Friday or Saturday on either FOX or FS1. Games can air on FOX, FS1 or FS2. Similar to CBS Sports, up to five games can air on Friday nights,
excluding special dates. FOX Sports' package has a range of 16-23 games that can be chosen.
Both agreements start with the 2020-21 athletic year and end after the 2025-26 athletic year.
For the pandemic affected 2020 season only, the conference initially decided to forego playing football in the fall, but reversed course and will play an eight game regular season intraconference schedule starting on 10/24. Air Force was previously allowed to play limited athletics in the fall to allow their games vs. Army and Navy to be played as scheduled.